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Old 09-25-2013, 01:45 PM
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Perhaps the physician locator service of the Denver Medical Society can refer you to the right doctor.
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Old 09-26-2013, 09:04 PM
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Is this in any way related to a subutex/suboxen management plan issue? If so I have some other ideas i can direct message you.
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Old 09-26-2013, 09:31 PM
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No. Thanks though. We are going to also look into medical marijuana for her seizures, and see if it works enough on her pain, but we need a transitionary pain doc at the least since she can't just stop taking medications.
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Old 11-14-2014, 05:16 PM
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I am having exact same problem. Please respond what you found out.
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Old 11-14-2014, 05:51 PM
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Ok, this is what we've learned. Sorry I forgot to update.

In Colorado, medication management is simple. Any family doctor can prescribe your meds. That's why the pain management doctors don't deal with it usually. The family doc will refer you to a procedure doc when it's time for a procedure (or to evaluate whether you need one). Just find yourself a family doc, when you are getting setup with your appointment make sure to verify that they can keep your pain management medications going, and then make sure you are bringing your records with you. In many ways it is significantly easier in Colorado than it was in Texas. I don't know why no one could tell us this though. The pain management doctor offices should have simply said that family practice manages medication here.

Simple situation to resolve, just took a while to figure it out.
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Old 11-14-2014, 08:14 PM
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You must relate your pain to something. You should always have a primary care doctor to help you make decisions. He will know what specialty treats what condition. If it is arthritis, lupus etc. then a Rheumatologist. It is neuralgia, then a Neurologist. If it related to an injury then you need to go to the right doctor to treat that injury. If its pain that has no causal relationship (idiopathic) and is difficult to diagnose then you need a Primary Care doctor to coordinate your care, perhaps with multiple specialists. If you problem is very complex then again, your primary care doctor is the one to seek.

There is another medical specialist that is not too known to the general public and that is a Physiatrist. Read all about it here and perhaps discuss this specialty for a referral, This type of doctor does deal with chronic pain.
What is a Physiatrist?

If you just want some medications for pain, then it unethical and perhaps a violation of federal and state law for any physician to give you medications without an evaluation diagnosis. Many prescription pain medications are controlled substance and consequently required more oversight.

So, find a primary care Physician and get an evaluation.


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